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1942-03-15 The loss of Willem Straver

Crash site: 200 yds South of Grantham airfield, Lincolnshire, GB

Crash cause: collision with another Oxford

Name

1. Straver, Willem Bastiaan

Dutch RAF aviator datasheet

W.B. Straver Source: SLH

Grantham 070128 Straver WB



Rank

1Lt Vl Wnr, F/O., Obs/Pilot U/T

Decorations

None known

Born

23/8/1910

Place

Almkerk, NL

Squadron

No. 12 SFTS

Ops/hr

Aircraft

Oxford Mk. I Nr. AB461

Base

RAF Grantham, Lincolnshire, GB

Mission

Training

Status

KIFA, collision during take-off with another Oxford

age

31

Missing

15/3/1942

Place

RAF Grantham, 200 yd South of airfield, GB

Buried

Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire, GB, grave 10/A/18.

F/Lt. Jouault and Sgt. Wyatt are buried next to F/O. Straver

Known to

OGS

yes

CWGC

no

Other crew

2. F/Lt. Richard John Jouault DFC, Pilot, RAF 40920 – KIFA, Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire, GB, grave 10/A/17

3. Sgt. Julius Lee Wyatt, USA, Pilot, RCAF R/83471 – KIFA, Grantham Cemetery, Lincolnshire, GB, grave 10/A/19

4. F/O. Derek Reginald Oliver, Pilot, RAF VR 101091, age 30 – KIFA, burial site unknown

Memorial

Soesterberg

yes

Memorial

Other

yes

Mill Hill Memorial Table

Mill Hill Straver

GB arrival

31/5/1940 with Dutch vessel 'Batavier II' from Cherbourg, France, after an escape from Holland on 16/5/1940. Detached KL to KM. Send from England to NEI 1/9/1940 for military flying training

Remarks

Other crew not Dutch

Data confusion

1. OGS: Grave no. 19/18/A

2. Gedenkrol KM: Straver crashed with a Hurricane near London


Grantham 070128 Wyatt JL

Grantham 070128 Jouault RJ

Map 18. RAF Grantham, Lincolnshire, GB The crash took at the edge of former RAF Grantham, North of the city. Little remains of this airfield today.


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